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Welcome New UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Doctors

Image of Mohammad Alkayem, MD.Mohammad Alkayem, MD, is a medical oncologist at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, part of UPMC Altoona specializing in the treatment of tumors and diseases of the blood. Board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, he received his medical degree from Damascus University. Dr. Alkayem completed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center followed by a fellowship in medical oncology at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College.

Image of Jing Li, PhD.Jing Li, PhD, is an assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Immunology and a member of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program. Dr. Li is developing an active research program in Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, which includes collaborative efforts with basic research and clinical faculty across UPMC Hillman. Dr. Li was previously a research scholar at UPMC Hillman.

Steven Mandish, MDSteven Mandish, MD, is a radiation oncologist at Washington Health System Radiation Oncology, in partnership with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Dr. Mandish is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology. He completed his medical degree at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Image of Shiva Kumar R. Mukkamalla, MD.Shiva Kumar R. Mukkamalla, MD, MPH, FACP, is a medical oncologist/hematologist at IRMC Cancer Center, in partnership with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Punxsutawney Area Hospital Dr. Mukkamalla is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. He obtained his medical degree from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Mukkamalla completed his residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Queens Hospital Center, and fellowship at Roger Williams Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine.

No Picture in Find A DocThomas Nabhani, MD, PhD, is a radiation oncologist at UPMC East. He is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Nabhani completed his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and his residency in radiation oncology at State University of New York Downstate in Brooklyn, N.Y.


Image of Alaa Sada, MD, MS.Alaa Sada, MD, MS, is an endocrine surgeon who specializes in the treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disease/cancers and adrenal tumors. She is board-certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Sada completed her medical education at Damascus University Medical College and residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.